DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
The position Food Security & Livelihoods Assistant is based in Beletweyne with, regular visits to all field/site locations. As part of the implementation of food security and livelihood activities under Hiran operational area, the officer will conduct all aspects of project implementation, including Cash programing, CFW, SMEs and VST, VSLS, Microfinance quality programming, capacity-building, training of farmers on IPM and improved agriculture production techniques, monitoring economic improvements. He will also responsible of initiating development of success stories from target beneficiaries, monthly and quarterly progress reports, in compliance with DRC and donor’s policies and procedures. The FSL assistant will consult closely at all times with FSL officer and technical advisor.
Experience, education and technical competencies
· Diploma in Community development/agriculture science, or any other relevant field of education.
· Minimum of 2 years working experience in livelihoods, community development, and/or community mobilization.
· Must be good in reporting writing with meeting report deadlines.
· Self-motivated, proactive, fast learner, must be able to work alone and unsupervised.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
· Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
· Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
· Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
· Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Availability: February 2020
Duty station: Beletweyne, Somalia
Reporting to: Base Team Leader.
Duration: 7 months contract with possibility of extension.
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies no later than 8th February 2020
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.